Paynetown State Recreation Area

  • 4850 S. State Road 446
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 837-9546

This state operated recreational area on the northeast side of Monroe Lake offers electric and non-electric camping, a beach, boat rental service, a marina with gas sales and a camp store. The DNR-staffed Interpretive Center is located near the park entrance. Entrance fee or state park pass required.

Monroe Lake is also known locally as Lake Monroe and Monroe Reservoir.

Pollination Party

Pollination “party” takes place at Paynetown SRA, July 11 Bloomington, IN: Monroe Lake is celebrating the addition of a new pollinator garden space at Paynetown SRA with a Pollination Party at the Activity Center on Saturday, July 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. Attendees can check out... Learn more

Watercolor Journaling Workshop Series

Watercolor journaling series offered at Paynetown SRA, Sundays beg. July 12 Bloomington, IN: Destiny West will offer a series of free watercolor journaling workshops at Paynetown State Recreation Area, beginning Sunday, July 12. Sessions are at 7 p.m. on five consecutive... Learn more